I've not read the thread in great detail so sorry if some of these points have already been made.
I thought Brechin were reasonable on Saturday without being spectacular. I felt we weren't in control until it went 2-0 and Orsi and McLennan caused us issues at times, forcing Murdoch into good saves.
I was surprised with Jackson being out that Layne didn't start or come on as I felt his pace and directness might have made the game a little more stretched, especially with Love on too.
There isn't a bad squad assembled there - I think Finn Graham and Liam Watt are good midfielders while Willie Dyer, Sean Crighton and Graeme Smith are all players who have played at a higher level within Scottish football so should give a defensive stability over the course of the season.
I didn't feel we were too great, but we done enough to win. We got a lucky escape early on from a corner before getting our own luck at the third attempt when Ashcroft scored. Williamson was excellent in the second half in particularly and his crosses caused all sorts of trouble for Brechin. Shiels and Wedderburn looked a good pairing again while it was good to get guys such as Ryan and Splaine on the park.
I think Dods is right to be disappointed Brechin didn't get a goal as Murdoch had to be on top form to keep them out and if they'd scored from that early corner or if they'd drawn the game level with Orsi and McLennan's chances then it might've been a different match.
If anyone would like to hear the full audio from Dods' post-game presser then you can find it on my website, here: